Our recent blog was about going on holiday and what items you would need to take to survive Packing up????

But the most important thing to take with you on your holiday won’t take up any room in your suitcase it’s a positive mental attitude. This attitude will get you through every situation if you challenge your negative one and turn it around, things are rarely black and white!

One of the hardest things as accept is someone who is disappointed with some form of success, and it’s usually down to an unrealistic expectation of what we define as success!!

Consider your expectation of success and what it actually is, is crucial and what could happen when you do or don’t achieve it.

And the attitude “is that all” doesn’t do anybody any favours it needs to be “anything is a success”

A successful person is one who continues their journey regardless of what happens on the scales because they knows if they don’t, they know there will be much bigger hurdles to face next time they go on holiday.

But it’s not just holidays it’s all the changes in routine that come from the summer.

  • Its having the children at home
  • Its BBQ’s
  • It’s more socializing pub/restaurant
  • It’s really hot weather
  • It’s really wet weather
  • It’s days out
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It all comes down to a Positive mental attitude

The reason why managing your thoughts is important is because we all know that our problems don’t start with our mouth it starts with our head.

I’m going to tell you about Pauline.  When she began her journey she bought the 1st of 3 notebooks to record her thoughts as well as her food.  In the first she wrote, “I hope I can lose weight” in the second she wrote, “I can really do this” She is now 4 stone lighter and feeling happier and healthier.

What helped Pauline become successful, when previously she had put the weight problem down to being big boned and middle-aged spread is that instead of blaming things out of her control, you can’t change your bones and you can’t change your age.  She took control of her thoughts and then her eating to give herself the success on the she wanted.

If you believe you can’t you won’t, but if you challenge that thought and then make it ‘how can I’ then anything is possible.

Before 1954 everybody thought that it was impossible for a human to run a mile in under 4 minutes.  Yet once Roger Bannister had challenged that thought by running a mile in 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds, within weeks other athletes broke his record.

But nothing happens with only wishful thinking, it takes positive thinking and action and time.

So spend some time thinking about your thought, how they influence your choices, and how you can challenge them.

Hello, do you know me?  If you don’t you should. I’m a pound of fat, and I’m the happiest pound of fat that you would ever want to meet.  Want to know why?  It’s because no one ever wants to lose me; I’m Only One Pound, just a pound.  Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds or even fifteen pounds, but never only one, so I just stick around and happily keep you fat.  Then I add to myself ever so slyly so that you never seem to notice it, that is until I’ve grown to ten, twenty or even more pounds in weight.  Yes, its fun being Only One Pound of fat, left to do as I please.  So, when you weigh in, keep right on saying, “Oh, I only lost one pound” (as if that were such a terrible thing!)  For you see, if you do this you’ll encourage others to keep me around because they will think I’m not worth losing.  And I love being around you – your arms, your legs, your chin, your hips and every part of you.  Happy days!!  After all, I’m only one pound of fat!!!


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